Shiprock magazine shares community's history

By Shondiin Silversmith
Navajo Times

SHIPROCK, July 10, 2014

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(Times photo - Shondiin Silversmith)

Shiprock Historical Society CEO Eugene Joe talks about their magazine and the different articles they include in each issue. The next magazine is due out sometime this year focusing on the northern agency Navajo Code Talkers.

Every community on the Navajo Nation has a rich history and for a few community members in Shiprock, preservation of that history is key.

As a way to preserve but also to share their history, the Shiprock Historical Society developed a magazine filled with facts about the community and the Northern Agency.

"It's preserving this rich, historical information for the next generation because they have so much to be proud of," said Shiprock Historical Society member GloJean Todacheene.

The society was founded in 2010 and published its first magazine in 2011 to honor the 100th anniversary of the Northern Navajo Fair.

Eugene Joe, CEO of the Shiprock Historical Society, said they were originally just looking up information about the fair to share with people during the celebration but soon realized they had a lot more to share.

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